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Inclusive Entrepreneurship

The phenomenal entrepreneurial potential of marginalized Canadians has been severely limited by issues of anti-Black racism, colonization, and systemic racism in Canada, high unemployment rates, an un-supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem, and more. The Office of Senator Colin Deacon's Inclusive Entrepreneurship series analyzes the best practices for catalyzing the entrepreneurial potential of marginalized populations in Canada, through a continuing series of papers exploring the existing challenges and opportunities needed to make substantive improvements in this regard. 

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(File) Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Accelerating the Entrepreneurial Potential of Black Canadians

As we fight against anti-black racism and systemic racism in Canada, we must explore increasingly effective ways to accelerate the entrepreneurial potential of Black Canadians. Following engagements with several entrepreneurs, executive leaders and community members, we have gathered insights and information to support the thesis that the entrepreneurial potential of Black Canadians has been limited by several factors. In this paper we focus on highlighting existing gaps, emerging programs across the country that are exemplar, and areas of opportunity that could be further explored by entrepreneurs, community leaders, corporate executives and governments. This paper assesses the current state of Black entrepreneurship in Canada, emerging initiatives, and promising areas of focus for the future.

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